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Preview: Manchester United – Anderlecht

The Red Devils host Anderlecht in Europe League quarter-final

Written by Jonas Porsborg. April 20, 2017

One week after the 1-1 draw in Belgium, Manchester United hosts Anderlecht on Old Trafford in tonight’s quarter-final in Europe League. An away goal from Henrikh Mkhitaryan during the first leg in Brussels means that United holds the best chances, leading on advantage.

Manchester United has struggled to score in their last matches, but their 2-0 win against Chelsea showed some of the potential in their squad. The game was one of the best yet in this season, and if they put out this play, Anderlecht will probably be left behind with no chance. United have won all five of their European games at Old Trafford this season and have kept clean sheets in the last three of those matches so they will be confident of progressing tonight.

On the other side, Anderlecht are having a title-run in Belgium Division A, and has been playing some impressive football throughout the season. If this will be enough to beat the Red Devils and secure a spot in the semi-finals time will tell.

Prospected line-ups:

Manchester United: Romero; Darmian, Rojo, Bailly, Valencia; Carrick, Pogba, Herrera; Mkhitaryan, Rashford; Ibrahimovix

Anderlecht: Ruben; Obradovic, Nuytinck, Mbodji, Appiah; Dendoncker, Tielemans, Acheampong, Stanciu; Hanni, Teodorczyk

The match takes place tonight at 20.05 CET, on Old Trafford in Manchester.